I have never written anything on this site before but see a lot of help and support offered
As you all know, we suffer in different ways and hard to actually pin point what is fibromyalgia and what is another complaint. I find it quite hard sometimes to say "this is my Fibro" OR is it something intirely different!
I can honestly say I have suffered on and off since I was 11yrs after a massive viral infection then peaked at 17/18yrs. It took 7yrs of consultant appointment and long stays in hospital before they would 'label' me, in the end my team of consultants narrowed my condition to Fibromyalgia not without a lot of heartache on the way for myself and family.
I manage my condition very well and control the flares with pain killers and anti inflammatory. Over the last 2 years my dose of amitriptyline has risen to 100mg every night. I now wake up between 2 and 5 times a night. Sometimes on regular one hour intervals. I used to b completely the opposite; sleeping all day and night. However now I cannot sleep without waking up. I always go back to sleep shortly after then to wake up again. It's as if a lightbulb comes on and I am sitting up in bed wide awake. Does anyone suffer like this?? I don't think I have had a full undisturbed night sleep in months. I no longer sleep in the day.
Any thoughts or experiences on this matter would b hugely appreciated!!